Coronavirus ended the basketball season in Italy early | Instant News


The Italian top-tier basketball league Serie A ended the 2019-2020 season on Tuesday morning due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Italian basketball governing body FIP said on its website that the management board – chaired by the President of the Italian Basketball Federation Giovanni Petrucci – decided to end the Series A Championship early to protect the health of athletes, referees, club staff, and them. family.

The FIP added that they took this decision because the fate of Italian sports for this season is still uncertain.

This season the Segafredo Virtus Bologna team leads Serie A, having an 18-2 win / lose record.

Seventeen teams compete in Italy’s top basketball division.

The regular season is scheduled to end after match day 34 on April 26.

On March 9, the Serie A division was suspended.

Having originated in China last December, COVID-19, a disease caused by the new corona virus, has spread to at least 184 countries and regions around the world, with its center shifting to Europe.

The pandemic has killed more than 80,000 people, and infected 1.4 million, while nearly 298,000 people have recovered from the disease, according to figures collected by Johns Hopkins University based in the U.S.

Italy on Tuesday reported 604 more deaths than the new corona virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 17,127, the highest worldwide.

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